As the Chicago Bears get ready to play their final game of the 2018 NFL Regular Season, they’ll play their division rival Minnesota Vikings. Currently on a three-game win streak, what must the Bears to close out the regular season with a win?
In what was a team win over the San Francisco 49ers in week 16, the Chicago Bears will now head into week 17 and try and sweep their division rival Minnesota Vikings.
Against the 49ers, the Chicago Bears found a way to come alive and win late. Mitchell Trubisky executed flawlessly and engineered a drive late in the fourth quarter that took nearly six minutes off the clock.
This week, when the Bears play the Vikings, both teams have something to gain. With a win, the Vikings will likely punch their ticket to the postseason. However, for the Bears, things are a bit more complicated.
The Bears will need a win and the Los Angeles Rams to lose. Doing so will vault the Bears into the second seed in the NFL’s playoff picture. Therefore, this isn’t just “another game” for the Bears. A win could mean big things for the Bears with the help of a team they just defeated: The San Francisco 49ers.
Each week, we’ll be previewing the Bears regular season matchup. Additionally, we’ll examine what the Bears must do to win. What are the key players on the opposing team that the Bears will need to stop? Each week, will the offense or defense make a bigger impact?